“I love the way the two different uses of ‘glory’ play together in these verses,” says Gray, referencing 2 Cor. 3:18 and Romans 5:3-4 as the inspiration for his new single. “It got me thinking about the phrase ‘glory days’ and how we tend to think of the glory days as a charmed time in our life when everything was perfect and trouble-free. But as I read those verses, and elsewhere in scripture, it’s clear that the difficult days are when God gets his best work done in us; as suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope [Rom. 5:3-4]. I wondered: what if our glory days are actually the days of trouble and struggle that God uses to transform me ‘from glory to glory?’ [2 Cor. 3:18]
“I find myself feeling something like a quiet anticipation on days when I’m feeling broken hearted,” continues Gray. “I, too, can ‘glory in my sufferings’ [Rom. 5:3] because I know those are good days to seek God, trusting that I’m in a good place for him to do his work in me, moving me from glory to glory, making me more of the person I most want to be—someone who looks a little more like Jesus every day.” – Jason Gray
The third volume of Jason’s three-part album, Order Disorder Reorder will be available Oct. 2.